Michael B. Jordan Discusses The Importance of Inclusivity In His Films

Michael B. Jordan at the ACLU SoCal's 25th Annual Luncheon, JW Marriott L.A. Live, Los Angeles, June 2019. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock (10286641ar)

Michael B. Jordan has shared how important inclusivity is to him when choosing which film projects to get involved him.

Speaking at the “Produced By” conference in LA this weekend (June 8), Jordan said: “Starting in front of the camera, from the actor’s perspective, it’s all about the heart. It’s about wanting to create bodies of work and tell stories that will make people go home and think thoughts that will weigh heavily on their heart.”

Agreeing with Jordan, fellow panelist Alana Mayo said: “I think there is a sense of personal responsibility to represent our experience because that is not something you have consistently seen in films and television.

“It comes from a very organic and personal place, but we try to be mindful, once we find the story that inspires us, of how that can impact people that are going to see it and how we can add positive things to the cultural conversation.”

The conversation was held as part of the “Content With A Conscience: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms” panel on Saturday.